K&N Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and air intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies.
K&N is headquartered in Riverside, California in a complex of 10 buildings comprising nearly 400,000 square feet. K&N also operates facilities in England and the Netherlands. K&N facilities includes engineering, product design, manufacturing, warehousing, test facilities, purchasing, sales, customer service, marketing, and corporate offices. Manufacturing includes air filter production, CNC machine shop, tube bending and welding, powder coating, roto-molding, carbon fiber production, air intake assembly, packaging, and related fabrication. Most K&N air filters are produced on custom machines designed and built at K&N. Products are designed using CAD/CAM tools and tested using onsite test facilties including dynamometers, filtration test stands, flow benches, vibration test equipment, and related equipment. The facility operates with sophisticated production control and warehouse management systems to improve efficiency of production and maintain high quality products. Products are produced under the K&N name as well for numerous other private brands.
K&N was founded in Riverside, California in the early 1960's by Ken Johnson and Norm McDonald. Ken and Norm (K&N) sold motorcycles and motorcycle parts and supported a large K&N factory race team. This racing experience identified a need for better performing air filters. In 1969, K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter. K&N air filters demonstrated great performance and durability, and manufacturing these air filters soon became the primary focus of the company. The company grew steadily and expanded product lines. In the late 1980's K&N invented the concept of a bolt-on performance air intake kit to replace the factory airbox and air filter. K&N also released a line of innovative Wrench-Off oil filters. K&N has continued to develop and improve these products and produces air filters and related products for cars, trucks, SUV's, motorcycles, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, boats, watercraft, heavy duty class 6-8 trucks, agricultural and earth-moving equipment, outdoor power equipment, and other applications. K&N has maintained very active involvement in racing and motorsports throughout its history, and has supplied championship-winning teams in most forms of motorsport. This racing heritage and involvement helps to develop better products for all types of vehicles and engines.
K&N Mission Statement
Seek out and dominate traditional, modern and yet undiscovered markets for high performance, high quality, long life filtration and air management products. Support these markets with an unsurpassed positive experience from the point of first impression throughout the customer life.
Core Purpose: To Provide a High Performance Experience for our Customers and Ourselves. We are committed to Working Together as a Team Toward Achieving a Unified Vision Through:
- Quality Products that Perform as Promised
- People Helping People Enjoy their Lives More
- Honesty, Integrity, and Respect for People
- Innovation, Creativity, and Personal Development
- Living with Passion, Commitment and Enthusiasm
- Just Focus and Do It
K&N Associations and Affiliations
K&N participates in industry associations, community organizations, and motorsports in a variety of ways including the following:
- #1 Air Filter in NASCAR
- NASCAR K&N Pro Series Title Sponsor
- NHRA Horsepower Challenge Sponsor
- Official Filter of Supercross
- Specialty Equipment Manufacturer Association (SEMA)
- Performance warehouse Association (PWA)
- Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA)
- Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)
- Filter Manufacturer's Council
- Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC)